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14
Feb
2016
Cinema Paradiso | Stanley's Valentine Film

14 February 2016 7:00 pm

Stanley Halls 12 South Norwood Hill, London, SE25 6AB

Fall in love with cinema this Valentine's Day at South Norwood’s beautiful Stanley Halls. On Sunday 14 February, Stanley’s Film Club will present a special screening of Cinema Paradiso (1988, ...


Read more Cost: 10 GBP
Screenings    |    Stanley Halls





17
Feb
2016
Sophie Cundale : After Picasso, God

17 February 2016 7:00 pm

Peckham Multiplex 95A Rye Lane, London SE15 4ST, UK

The film follows a woman (played by Cundale) as she visits a hypnotist to address an addiction. Objects, people and images are transformed through hypnosis; as the state deepens, pain is embrac ...


Read more Cost: £5/£3 GBP
Screenings    |    Peckham Multiplex





18
Feb
2016
Aura Satz: Between the Bullet and the Hole

18 February 2016 12:00 am

Whitechapel Gallery 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7QX, UK

Aura Satz presents the UK première of Between the Bullet and the Hole, her latest short film which examines the role of women in ballistic research, early computing and pattern perception in warf ...


Read more Cost: £9.50/£7.5 GBP
Screenings    |    Whitechapel Gallery





18
Feb
2016
CORTOMETRAJES - 7 Spanish Short Films

18 February 2016 7:00 pm

93 Feet East 150 Brick Lane London, E1 6QL The Old Truman Brewery

Shorts On Tap in collaboration with Brit Es presents CORTOMETRAJES - 7 Spanish Short Films on Thursday, February 18th at 93 Feet East, Brick Lane, London E1 from 7pm. £3 Entry (online tickets htt ...


Read more Cost: £3 GBP
Screenings    |    93 Feet East





18
Feb
2016
Now Showing: Cinenova presents Claire Hope & Judith Barry

18 February 2016 7:00 pm

The Showroom 63 Penfold Street, Marylebone, London NW8 8PQ, UK

Films:
Claire Hope - Group Photo, 9mins, 2014
Judith Barry - Kaleidoscope, 50mins, 1978Followed by Claire Hope in conversation with Marina VishmidtClaire Hope - Group Photo, Digital video, 9mins, 20 ...


Read more Cost: £4/£2 GBP
Screenings    |    The Showroom





19
Feb
2016
Up to the Sky: 4 Films by Barbara Meter

19 February 2016 8:00 pm

Close Up 97 Sclater Street, London E1 6HR, UK

Barbara Meter is a pivotal figure in Dutch experimental cinema. In the 70's she was the driving force behind the Electric Cinema in Amsterdam, where numerous British and American filmmakers ...


Read more Cost: £12 / £10 GBP
Screenings    |    Close Up





21
Feb
2016
Close-Up on Jan Švankmajer

21 February 2016 4:15 pm - 28 February 2016 8:00 pm

Close Up 97 Sclater Street, London E1 6HR, UK

This programme presents a selection of 22 short films – exploring Czech Surrealist filmmaker-animator Jan Švankmajer diversity of methods and styles – and his unique adaptation of Alice in Wo ...


Read more Cost: £12 / £10 GBP
Screenings    |    Close Up





21
Feb
2016
ENGLAND’S HIDDEN REVERSE LAUNCH NIGHT

21 February 2016 8:00 pm

Cafe Oto 18 Ashwin St, London, Greater London E8 3DL, UK

ENGLAND’S HIDDEN REVERSE LAUNCH NIGHT – WITH DAVID KEENAN + HELM DJ SET + FULL FILM PROGRAMME IN COLLABORATION WITH LUX AND THE BFI NATIONAL ARCHIVE + MORE
Cafe OTO
21 February, 8:00pmCelebratin ...


Read more Cost: £5 /£4 Adv GBP
Screenings    |    Cafe Oto





22
Feb
2016
Short Sighted Cinema: Transform

22 February 2016 7:00 pm

Rich Mix 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA

A selection of short documentaries & autobiographies that lead into metamorphic journeys of discovery and transformation. Secrets are shared & identities challenged in this evening of short film & ...


Read more Cost: 8-12 GBP
Screenings    |    Rich Mix





23
Feb
2016
Frieze Video: New Technology, Old Media

23 February 2016 6:30 pm

Institute of Contemporary Arts The Mall, London WC2N 5, UK

In light of a number of recent articles and exhibitions exploring the relationship between painting and the digital, or sculpture and screen media, this event asks why artists continue to clin ...


Read more Cost: £5.00 + £1 GBP
Screenings    |    Institute of Contemporary Arts





24
Feb
2016
LADA Screens: Marcia Farquhar and Reynir Hutber - Screening and Artists’ Talk

24 February 2016 12:00 am - 8:00 pm

The White Building Hackney Wick, London E9, UK

The first LADA Screens of 2016 event is ‘And I’, a collaboration between artist and experimental filmmaker, Reynir Hutber, and many-storied artist and notorious orator, Marcia Farquhar. The fi ...


Read more Cost: Free GBP
Screenings    |    The White Building





24
Feb
2016
Unconscious Archives #20

24 February 2016 7:00 pm

South London Art Gallery 67 Peckham Rd, London SE5 8UH, UK

Unconscious Archives partners with the South London Gallery to bring you this special event featuring physical and sensorial sound and vision from French-Canadian electroacoustic experimenter ...


Read more Cost: £7 | £5 co GBP
Screenings    |    South London Art Gallery





25
Feb
2016
Films from L'Abominable

25 February 2016 7:00 pm

no.w.here 316 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 0AG, UK

This February no.w.here is part of two screenings taking place in Paris and London,between two important artist-led spaces of production: no.w.here and L'Abominable. As labs which have support ...


Read more Cost: £4.36–£6.4 GBP
Screenings    |    no.w.here





25
Feb
2016
An Evening With Larry Achiampong & David Blandy

25 February 2016 7:30 pm

Toynbee Studios 28 Commercial St, London E1 6LS, UK

Artists Larry Achiampong and David Blandy host an informal evening of video screenings and debate around the postcolonial and the posthuman, showing the Artsadmin produced Finding Fanon Part Two a ...


Read more Cost: Free
Screenings    |    Toynbee Studios





26
Feb
2016
BIMI Essay Film Festival Prelude Screening and discussion: Song of Ceylon,

26 February 2016 6:00 pm

Birkbeck Cinema 43 Gordon Square, University of London, Birkbeck, University of London, University College London, Kings Cross, London WC1H 0PD, UK

Essay Film Festival Prelude
Screening and discussion: Song of Ceylon, Basil Wright, 1934, 35mm, black and white, 38 minutes, plus About Basil Wright’s “Song of Ceylon”, Harun Farocki, 1975, 1 ...


Read more Cost: £6 GBP
Screenings    |    Birkbeck Cinema





03
Mar
2016
Sonic Cinema Presents: Shooting Stars

03 March 2016 7:30 pm

BFI Southbank Belvedere Rd, London SE1 8XT

with live score from John Altman and the Live Film OrchestraAn unmissable screening of Anthony Asquith’s silent film set to live music. UK 1928
Directed by AV Bramble, Anthony Asquith
W ...


Read more Cost: Tickets £1 GBP
Screenings    |    BFI Southbank





05
Mar
2016
Sonic Cinema Presents: Moogmemory

05 March 2016 9:15 pm

BFI Southbank Belvedere Rd, London SE1 8XT

Performance by Matthew Bourne and Michael England
55 min
Plus live support from Tom Rogerson
30 min Genre-bending pianist Matthew Bourne joins forces with graphic genius Michael Eng ...


Read more Cost: £16/£12 GBP
Screenings    |    BFI Southbank





07
Mar
2016
Co-op Dialogues 1966-2016: John Smith and Laure Prouvost

07 March 2016 7:00 pm

Tate Britain Millbank, Tate Britain (Stop N), London SW1P, UK

2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the London Film-makers’ Co-op (LFMC), a ground-breaking organisation that inaugurated a tradition for the production, dis ...


Read more Cost: £5 GBP
Screenings    |    Tate Britain





11
Mar
2016
LFMC 50: Interrupting Light

11 March 2016 8:30 pm

BFI Southbank Belvedere Rd, London SE1 8XT

This month Annabel Nicolson curates a selection of performances with film and light.
Our celebration of the 50th anniversary of the London Filmmakers’ Co-operative continues with a special c ...


Read more Cost: £8.35 - GBP
Screenings    |    BFI Southbank





19
Mar
2016
Artists' Film Club: Jerwood/FVU Awards

19 March 2016 2:00 pm

Institute of Contemporary Arts The Mall, London WC2N 5, UK

Jerwood/FVU Awards 2016 recipients Karen Kramer and Alice May Williams present a selection of their work in discussion with Film and Video Umbrella ...


Read more Cost: £5.00 + £1 GBP
Screenings    |    Institute of Contemporary Arts





23
Mar
2016
Artists' Film Club: Mark Wallinger

23 March 2016 8:30 pm

Institute of Contemporary Arts The Mall, London WC2N 5, UK

Moving Image has formed a significant aspect of Mark Wallinger’s practice throughout his career. This screening draws together single screen work ...


Read more Cost: £5.00 + £1 GBP
Screenings    |    Institute of Contemporary Arts





26
Apr
2016
The Cockettes on Film with Fayette Hauser

26 April 2016 7:00 pm

The Horse Hospital Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 1JD

We are extremely pleased to welcome founding member of the legendary Cockettes, Fayette Hauser to The Horse Hospital! The Cockettes were a psychedelic loosely organized collective of hippie ...


Read more Cost: £5 ADV / £ GBP
Screenings    |    The Horse Hospital